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Grade 3 Author's Purpose
When writing to                an author's goal is to share information that is typically real and factual.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
A story that is funny, silly, or scary is trying to                you.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. direct
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
Which are examples of texts designed to entertain? (Choose all that apply.)
  1. dictionaries
  2. plays
  3. textbooks
  4. biographies
  5. poems
  6. stories
  7. comic strips
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
A passage that has more facts than opinions is likely to be a/an                    .
  1. fairy tale
  2. fable
  3. biography
  4. informative passage
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
When you read a story and the author is trying to get you to buy something or convince you to do something, what is the author's purpose?
  1. Persuade
  2. Inform
  3. Entertain
  4. Direct
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
When you read a text or a story that contains important information and facts, what is the author's purpose?
  1. to persuade
  2. to entertain
  3. to inform
  4. to make you sad
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
Clues that the author's purpose is to                 include that a story has a moral or that the text contains lots of facts.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. direct
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
When reading a text that explains how to complete or do something, the author is trying                .
  1. to inform
  2. to entertain
  3. to persuade
  4. to describe
Grade 3 Author's Purpose

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When an author tells a story or describes imaginary characters, places or events he/she is writing to                .
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. sing
  4. inform
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.3.6

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Why did the author write this text?
  1. to tell about Rosa Parks
  2. to put down Rosa Parks
  3. to give an opinion about Rosa Parks
  4. to encourage others to be like Rosa Parks
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Why did the author most likely write this story?
  1. to tell about Guy
  2. to tell about the Burns family
  3. to talk about a Thanksgiving tradition
  4. to teach a lesson about being thankful
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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What is the purpose of the second paragraph of the passage?
  1. to show how little people think about their fingernails and toenails
  2. to give examples of the importance of fingernails and toenails
  3. to describe what fingernails and toenails look like
  4. to explain how fingernails and toenails are made
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.3.6

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Why did the author most likely write this passage?
  1. to explain that licking your elbow is possible
  2. to describe a way to lick your elbow
  3. to share about her own special talent
  4. to highlight cool tricks people can do
Grade 3 Author's Purpose

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These are the best shoes in the world! If you wear these shoes you will jump higher, run faster, and score more points in a ballgame than anyone. Get a pair today! They are refreshing! Get your pair of SkyHigh Flyers TODAY!

Why did the author write this article?
  1. to entertain
  2. to persuade
  3. to inform
  4. to confuse
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author include the last paragraph?
  1. to share how fast a sneeze travels
  2. to describe how you sneeze
  3. to explain why you sneeze
  4. to clear up rumors about sneezing
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What is the author's purpose?

The impressive eagle is a national symbol in the United States for patriotism and freedom. Because the bald eagle was once hunted for sport, it is on the verge of extinction. If you kill a bald eagle, you can go to jail. Unfortunately, the bald eagle still maybe become extinct.
  1. To entertain
  2. To persuade
  3. To inform
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Tomatoes were once considered poisonous. Some brave people finally took a bite of a tomato, and they survived. Now, we use tomatoes in our salads and sandwiches. Do you ever use tomato sauce or ketchup? These products are made of tomatoes. If it weren't for these brave individuals, you might not be able to enjoy ketchup with your french-fries.

The author's purpose is to:
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. confuse
Grade 3 Author's Purpose

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Rabbit thought Turtle was slow, so he challenged Turtle to a race. But Rabbit was so confident that he would win the race he decided to take a nap during the race. Turtle knew he could win the race if he just kept on going. Turtle did just that and he WON!

What is the author's purpose for writing this passage?
  1. To entertain
  2. To persuade
  3. To inform
  4. To confuse
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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Why did the author most likely write the passage?
  1. To tell about a French photographer
  2. To explain what a doppleganger is
  3. To find her own doppleganger
  4. To talk about how rare twins are
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The day began like any other school day, except she really wanted to run to the bus and get to school. Mrs. Taylor had a feeling that today would be the day that she would be named homecoming queen!

The author's purpose is to:
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. sing
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